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Re: Tennessee Gardener Article

But you DO need to be reliable. True, no one is going to fire you or smack
you for not showing up.  But volunteers must be dependable or the project
can become a mess.   we have a couple of Display Gardens that are suffering
because the MG volunteers are not reliable.

I need to hold up my end as they depend on me.  One thing I do is acquire
plants they request for their gardens.  I think I mentioned b4 that we had
trouble with our Green Mtn order.  We're not getting it.  That's 211 plants
these MGs are waiting for. So I spent today hitting 8 nurseries trying my
best to match the order.  I could say "Too bad", but they need these plants.
Of course, I am the one who gets these kinds of jobs in the first place
because I am reliable.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Tennessee Gardener Article

> Besides the MG gig, I've volunteered a few places, including the Denver
> Botanic Garden. And from my observations the worst part of volunteers
> is that they are not all reliable, but from my experience, the best
> part is for once you don't have to be reliable.
> On Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at 08:46 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 05/31/2004 10:02:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> >
> >> Congrats on the volunteering.... I hope they find the right director
> >> for
> >> this. I have been a volunteer for years and learned so much from this,
> >> even tho my family thinks it's nuts to spend so much time and energy
> >> for
> >> nothing. They just don't get it.
> >>
> >
> > You're not spending so much time and energy for nothing!  You are doing
> > something for yourself and also contributing to the community.
> > Without volunteers
> > this world would be a sad place.  Thank goodness we don't have to give
> > monetary value to everything in the world.  Keep up the good work!
> > Auralie
> >
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> Zone 10
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